1) The faculty of the mind to preserve and recall past sensations,
thoughts, knowledge, etc.
M.E. memorie, from L. memoria, from memor "mindful, remembering;" cf. Gk. mermera "care," merimna "anxious thought, sorrow," martyr "witness;" Pers. šomârdan "to count;" Mid.Pers. ôšmârtan, ôšmurtan "to reckon, calculate, enumerate, account for;" from Av. base (š)mar- "to have in mind, remember, recall," pati-šmar- "to recall; to long for," hišmar-; Skt. smar- "to remember, become aware," smarati "he remembers."
Barm "memory," variant bar (az bar kardan "to memorize"), bir, vir, from Mid.Pers. varm "memory," variants vir, vârom "mind, conscience;" from Av. vārəma, vārəm "according to one's wishes," from var- "to choose."
Fr.: capacité de mémoire
The amount of information which can be retained in a memory, usually expressed as the number of words which can be retained. For comparison of different memories this number is expressed in bits.
Fr.: mémoire permanente
Storage capacity which does not depend on a continuous supply of power, e.g. disks, magnetic tapes, etc.
random access memory (RAM)
barm bâ dastrasi-ye kâtruré
Fr.: mémoire à accès aléatoire
In computer technique, a configuration of memory cells that hold data for processing by a central processing unit (CPU). The term random derives from the fact that the CPU can retrieve data from any individual location, or address, within RAM.